There’s no doubt that myriad Fortnite Battle Royale fans are currently delving into all of the fresh wares that Epic Games has added into the multiplayer sandbox survival shooter via Season 7’s winter-themed content. On top of this, it looks as if the developer is going to be turning its attention toward celebrating another seasonal event in the free-to-play release not long from now, as dataminers have recently discovered a bunch of different files in the game’s Update v7.10 that indicate a New Year’s Eve event is on the way.
As seen in the tweets below, a bunch of file names point toward a New Year’s Eve event taking place live in Fortnite on December 31, 2018. For instance, there’s a reference to a New Year countdown timer, some fireworks and spotlights for celebration, and even a Disco Ball that will act as a stand in for the annual dropping of the New York City Times Square Ball. What’s more is that there will be NYE-themed wraps, and someone even managed to catch a glitch in the game during Replay Mode showing where the New Year’s Eve ball will drop from the sky.
New Year EVENT! pic.twitter.com/pKmGaMrU49
— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) December 18, 2018
Tons of new year shit is coming, imma try and grab some images@HYPEX is image 1@FortTory is image 2@TrixLeaks is image 3 (Some 14 days of christmas challenges?) pic.twitter.com/VQA9JdvdgV
— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite News & Leaks (@lucas7yoshi_) December 18, 2018
DIT DING IS MEGA EN IS TE ZIEN IN REPLAY MODE!! WAT IS HET?! pic.twitter.com/0KEBP1dNWL
— TeVeelGevraagd (@TeVeelGevraagd) December 18, 2018
For those who haven’t been keeping up with the ongoing development of Fortnite, Epic is no stranger to hosting live events in-game, be they in relation to various holidays or to the title’s content cycle rolling over to a new season. As it so happens, one of the most highly anticipated and beloved moments in the game took place earlier this year when Fortnite players were able to be a part of a shared experience as several missiles launched into the sky in real time.
Taking all of this into consideration, with Fortnite being updated on a regular basis and observing various holidays, it should come as no surprise that a New Year’s Eve event is in the works. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see just how many people choose to ring in the New Year while playing Epic Games‘ title with others as opposed to celebrating with more conventional methods in the real world.
Fortnite is available now for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.
Source: FortTory – Twitter, lucas7yoshi_ – Twitter, TeVeelGevraagd – Twitter (via FortniteNews)